Useful Links For Home Learning

Please see below some very useful links that will help greatly with your home learning. Most of the links work on a laptop, phone and tablet so can be accessed very easily. We thank you for all the hard work you are putting in at home and hope this will help with ideas for making the learning fun for children and adults.
 
Reading

https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html

Accelerated reader. With over 7000 books to read online, this is a very important website to continue to encourage your children to read at home and develop a real love of learning that is key to school.

 

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Phonics Play games for children still focusing on learning sounds and helping them read. Free while schools close.

 

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Amazon has postponed all their subscription fees to thousands of audible books while schools are closed. A great way to unwind after a stressful day and listen to a fantastic story.

 

This series of twelve creative, inspiring and interactive films from World Book Day have been created to inspire all students aged 5-12, whether they’re reluctant readers or aspiring authors and illustrators! Featuring a sensational line-up of authors and illustrators. Every film comes with free resources too!
 
A comprehensive list of weekly activities being posted by well-known authors, along with activity ideas. The content is being updates regularly so this is a really good one-stop shop.
 

The Literacy Shed have produced a free reading comprehension packs for KS2 pupils. There’s a pack for each age group in KS2.

 
Writing
 
Oxford Owl: A helpful glossary of grammatical terms for parents
 
A new picture is posted every day with a story opening for children to continue; questions to discuss about the picture and a grammar-related activity. 
 
A range of reading, writing, phonics and grammar games and activities.
 
Maths
 
Carol Vorderman created Maths learning free while schools are closed.
 

Times Tables Rockstars. A great way to improve our times table knowledge by playing games independently or competing against people from all around the country. (Could even Skype other children at this time to organise little competitions as they are always popular in class) Your children already have login data and are very good at remembering it. If not, drop an email to info@wickleaacademy.com and they can pass a message on to someone who can find out your child’s details.

 

https://play.numbots.com/?#/account/school-login/20625

Linked to Times Tables Rockstars but focusing on addition and subtraction. Same login details as well. This is a free version while schools are closed.

 

https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary

Fancy doing things a bit different to the usual Maths and English? STEM is a website full of ideas to really engage children in a creative way from art to engineering type activities.

 

Videos and lessons for each year group

 

Daily 10 has maths 10 questions on a range of maths concepts, you can choose which level you want to work at Level 1 is Y1 and Level 6 is Y6
 
A multiple choice game which can give children confidence in the four arithmetic operations
 
Wider Curriculum
 

Resources made by teachers for every area of the curriculum for every age of school.

 

https://education.rspca.org.uk/home-resources

The RSPCA have created a bank of free resources to do with your children at home all linked to animal welfare. There is also a competition called ‘Compassionate Class’ with a deadline for entering of 19 May.

 

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

This supports creative computer programming. Children / young people can play games that others have created in Scratch or go to the Create area to make their own. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. There are tutorials to help. Scratch 3 needs Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge to work.

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

Each morning Joe Wicks will lead a 30 minute P.E lesson for all ages. Something you could all do as a family. If you can’t watch at 9am then it is streamed on his Youtube Channel.